“I mean, she’s on the ship’s deck waiting for us. Why?” James asked.
Damon yelled, James had his phone on speaker, “She works for Crypt! This was a set-up!!”
Alexa’s eyes widened and she turned to the door, “Parker!” She ran to the door and threw it open, “Parker! Get out!!”
Parker looked over and stopped typing on the main computer, he felt a surge of heat and looked forward, the blast threw Alexa off her feet and back onto the ground. The flames erupted and surrounded Parker.
“Agh!!” Alexa hit the ground and scrambled to her feet. “Parker!!”
“Alexa wait!: James reached out, but Alexa pushed past roughly.
“…” Julia’s mouth was wide open in disbelief, she teared up and covered her mouth. “This isn’t happening.”
“Parker!” Alexa looked around, tears streaming down her cheeks. “Dammit!” She fell to her knees. The control system was now a hole in the ship’s wall.
“A-Alexa…” It was faint.
“Parker?!” She looked around and saw him, he was against a wall, the black smoke covered all of him except his face. “Parker…” She ran over and inhaled sharply, staring down at her. Half of him was gone… severed. “N-no…” Alexa kneeled down and grabbed his hand. “We’re going to-…”
Parker interrupted her and winced, “Shh…” He couldn’t feel anything. “J-just…”
“Be quiet!” Alexa shook her head and cut him off.
“S-stop…” Parker demanded.
“…fine…” Alexa started to cry again, James and Julia watched from the doorway, she was wiping tears from her eyes.
“You were always my favorite student, Alexa…” Parker closed his eyes.
“Parker! We’re going to get you-…” Alexa started.
“No…” He clenched Natalya’s picture in his hands. “I want to be with her once more.”
Alexa began to sob, “Parker… don’t leave.”
Parker grabbed her hand and smiled, ignoring the pain that now began to pulse throughout him. “I’m not leaving…”
Alexa hugged him tightly. “I’m sorry Parker…” Julia buried her face in James’s chest, crying. James took a deep breath and stared at the ground.
“D-don’t be sorry…” Parker felt his body go numb again. “J-just… finish this.”
“I will.” Alexa heard him exhale slowly and go limp. He was gone, just like that. The only person that was like a father to her. Ten years of missions with him and now he was gone.
James looked out of the window and saw the land closing in. “Alexa… we need to go.” Alexa stood up and walked over to James, there was a sound of a helicopter. “Get down!” James grabbed the two girls and felt an exertion of heat.